Advanced Functional Materials Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Journal description

At last you will have a chance to get the full story. Starting in 2001 the publishers of Advanced Materials will be bringing you Advanced Functional Materials as the full-paper sister journal to Advanced Materials . The journal will be edited by the Advanced Materials team of Peter Gregory Esther Levy and Alison Green and will cover all aspects of high-tech materials chemistry and physics. The content of Advanced Functional Materials will comprise the stimulating combination of Full Papers Feature Articles and Highlights. Full Papers will present details of outstanding materials science research Feature Articles will give you a comprehensive view of recent research developments while Highlight articles will provide you with a balanced view of new and topical subjects. Starting with 6 issues in 2001 Advanced Functional Materials will enjoy the same circulation as Advanced Materials. With the support of the internationally renowned Advisory Board and the dedicated editors of the world's no. 1 materials science journal Advanced Functional Materials replaces Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics published until the end of 2000 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester. Advanced Functional Materials is certain to become the premier international journal for professionals everywhere who want the full story on the best materials science and who want to stay informed on what's hot. Readers Materials scientists chemists physicists ceramicists engineers metallurgists

Current impact factor: 11.81

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 11.805
2013 Impact Factor 10.439
2012 Impact Factor 9.765
2011 Impact Factor 10.179
2010 Impact Factor 8.486
2009 Impact Factor 6.99
2008 Impact Factor 6.808
2007 Impact Factor 7.496
2006 Impact Factor 6.779
2005 Impact Factor 6.77
2004 Impact Factor 5.679
2003 Impact Factor 4.798
2002 Impact Factor 4.656

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 12.31
Cited half-life 4.60
Immediacy index 2.23
Eigenfactor 0.13
Article influence 3.12
Website Advanced Functional Materials website
Other titles Advanced functional materials (Online), Advanced functional materials, Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Online)
ISSN 1616-3028
OCLC 46613529
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Wiley-VCH Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Lightweight, flexible and anisotropic porous multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/water-borne polyurethane (WPU) composites are assembled by a facile freeze-drying method. The composites contain extremely wide range of MWCNT mass ratios and show giant electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE) which exceeds 50 or 20 dB in the X-band while the density is merely 126 or 20 mg cm^{−3}, respectively. The relevant specific SE is up to 1148 dB cm^3 g^{−1}, greater than those of other shielding materials ever reported. The ultrahigh EMI shielding performance is attributed to the conductivity of the cell walls caused by MWCNT content, the anisotropic porous structures, and the polarization between MWCNT and WPU matrix. In addition to the enhanced electrical properties, the composites also indicate enhanced mechanical properties compared with porous WPU and CNT architectures.
    Advanced Functional Materials 12/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201503579

  • Advanced Functional Materials 11/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201503681
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    ABSTRACT: A high yielding aqueous phase exfoliation of graphite to high quality graphene using edible proteins and kitchen chemistry is reported here. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), β-lactoglobulin, ovalbumin, lysozyme, and hemoglobin are used to exfoliate graphite and the exfoliation efficiency depended on the sign and magnitude of the protein charge. BSA showed maximum exfoliation rate, facilitated graphite exfoliation in water, at room temperature, by turbulence/shear force generated in a kitchen blender at exfoliation efficiencies exceeding 4 mg mL−1 h−1. Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy indicated 3–5 layer, defect-free graphene of 0.5 μm size. Graphene dispersions loaded on a cellulose paper (650 μg cm−2) showed the film conductivity of 32 000 S m−1, which is much higher than graphene/polymer composites. Our method yielded ≈7 mg mL−1, BSA-coated graphene with controllable surface charge, which is stable under wide ranges of pH (3.0–11) and temperature (5.0–50 °C), and in fetal bovine serum, for more than two months.These findings may lead to the large scale production of graphene for biological applications.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201503247
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    ABSTRACT: The refractive indices of naturally occurring materials are limited, and there exists an index gap between indices of air and available solid materials. With many photonics and electronics applications, there has been considerable effort in creating artificial materials with optical and dielectric properties similar to air while simultaneously being mechanically stable to bear load. Here, a class of ordered nanolattice materials consisting of periodic thin-shell structures with near-unity refractive index and high stiffness is demonstrated. Using a combination of 3D nanolithography and atomic layer deposition, these ordered nanostructured materials have reduced optical scattering and improved mechanical stability compared to existing randomly porous materials. Using ZnO and Al2O3 as the building materials, refractive indices from 1.3 down to 1.025 are achieved. The experimental data can be accurately described by Maxwell Garnett effective media theory, which can provide a guide for index design. The demonstrated low-index, low-scattering, and high-stiffness materials can serve as high-quality optical films in multilayer photonic structures, waveguides, resonators, and ultra-low-k dielectrics.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502854
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    ABSTRACT: Multifunctional carbon materials are prepared for application as an active electrode material in an electrochemical capacitor displaying both charge storage and binder properties. The synthesis of the materials involves the functionalization of high surface area Black Pearls 2000 carbon black by a covalent attachment of polyacrylic acid. The polyacrylic acid polymer is formed by atom transfer radical polymerization using 1-(bromoethyl)benzene groups initially bonded to the carbon by spontaneous grafting from the corresponding diazonium ions. The grafting of 1-(bromoethyl)benzene and polyacrylic acid is confirmed by thermogravimetric analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and nitrogen gas adsorption isotherm. The composite electrode films prepared from the modified carbon are more hydrophilic and have better wettability in an aqueous electrolyte than the one prepared with the unmodified carbon. The modified electrodes also show a higher specific capacitance (≈140 F g−1), a wider working potential window (1.5 V) and excellent specific capacitance retention upon cycling (99.9% after 5000 cycles) in an aqueous 0.65 m K2SO4 electrolyte. Moreover, a relatively high specific capacitance (≈90 F g−1) is maintained at a scan rate of 1000 mV s−1 with the polyacrylic-acid-modified carbon electrode.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201503738
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    ABSTRACT: Determining the presence of conducting filaments in resistive random access memory with nanoscale thin films is vital to unraveling resistive switching mechanisms. Bistable resistive switching within graphene-oxide (GO)-based resistive memory devices, recently developed by many research groups, has been generally explained by the formation and rupture of conducting filaments induced by the diffusion of metal or oxygen ions. Using a low-voltage spherical aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we directly observe metallic nanofilaments formed at the amorphous top interface layer with the application of external voltages in an Al/GO/Al memory system. Atomic-resolution TEM images acquired at an acceleration voltage of 80 kV clearly show that the conducting nanofilaments are composed of nanosized aluminum crystalline within the amorphous top interface layer after applying a negative bias (ON state). Simultaneously, we observe the change in the crystallinity of GO films by the back-diffusion of oxygen ions. The oxygen-deficient regions are clearly confirmed by energy-filtered TEM oxygen elemental mapping. This work could provide strong evidence to confirm the resistive switching mechanism previously suggested by our group.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502734
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    ABSTRACT: Graphene has been highlighted as a platform material in transparent electronics and optoelectronics, including flexible and stretchable ones, due to its unique properties such as optical transparency, mechanical softness, ultrathin thickness, and high carrier mobility. Despite huge research efforts for graphene-based electronic/optoelectronic devices, there are remaining challenges in terms of their seamless integration, such as the high-quality contact formation, precise alignment of micrometer-scale patterns, and control of interfacial-adhesion/local-resistance. Here, a thermally controlled transfer printing technique that allows multiple patterned-graphene transfers at desired locations is presented. Using the thermal-expansion mismatch between the viscoelastic sacrificial layer and the elastic stamp, a “heating and cooling” process precisely positions patterned graphene layers on various substrates, including graphene prepatterns, hydrophilic surfaces, and superhydrophobic surfaces, with high transfer yields. A detailed theoretical analysis of underlying physics/mechanics of this approach is also described. The proposed transfer printing successfully integrates graphene-based stretchable sensors, actuators, light-emitting diodes, and other electronics in one platform, paving the way toward transparent and wearable multifunctional electronic systems.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502956
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    ABSTRACT: Chemo- and protein-based therapeutics are two major modalities for the treatment of malignant tumors with drastically different therapeutic indices, toxicity, and other pharmacological properties. For intended in vivo applications, they also have distinctly different formulation challenges to be addressed separately. In this study, we attempt to overcome the formulation barriers of chemo- and protein-based therapeutics, and report the development of injectable nanogels, a class of crosslinked physical and chemical composite gels (nPCGs), for the joint delivery of doxorubicin (DOX), protein cytokines recombinant human interleukin-2 (IL-2), and recombinant human interferon-gamma (IFN-γ). The nPCGs are designed through a quick gelation induced by ionic crosslinking of 4-arm poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(l-glutamic acid) (PPLG) and hydroxypropyl chitosan/4-arm poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(l-lysine) (HPCS/PPLL), followed by the formation of covalent bonds via a Schiff-base reaction of the oxidized, cholesterol-bearing dextran (OCDEX) nanogels with HPCS/PPLL, which results in increased hydrogel moduli (G' around 13.8 kPa) and improved stability. This nPCG, which contains DOX, IL-2, and IFN-γ, shows a synergistic anticancer efficacy through the regulation of apoptosis-related genes in Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathways and mitochondrial pathways in xenograft tumor-bearing mice.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201502742
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    ABSTRACT: A direct printing method for fabricating devices by using metal oxide transfer layers instead of conventional transfer media such as polydimethylsiloxane is presented. Metal oxides are not damaged by organic solvents; therefore, electrodes with gaps less than 2 μm can be defined on a metal oxide transfer layer through photolithography. In order to determine a suitable metal oxide for use as transfer layer, the surface energies of various metal oxides are measured, and Au layers deposited on these oxides are transferred onto polyvinylphenol (PVP). To verify the feasibility of our approach, Au source–drain electrodes on transfer layers and Si nanowires (NWs) addressed by the dielectrophoretic (DEP) alignment process are transferred onto rigid and flexible PVP-coated substrates. Based on transfer test and DEP process, Al2O3 is determined to be the best transfer layer. Finally, Si NWs field effect transistors (FETs) are fabricated on a rigid Si substrate and a flexible polyimide film. As the channel length decreases from 3.442 to 1.767 μm, the mobility of FET on the Si substrate increases from 127.61 ± 37.64 to 181.60 ± 23.73 cm2 V−1 s−1. Furthermore, the flexible Si NWs FETs fabricated through this process show enhanced electrical properties with an increasing number of bending cycles.
    Advanced Functional Materials 10/2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201503502